• Class Number 9501
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr Duck-Young Lee
    • AsPr Duck-Young Lee
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

This course focuses on the teaching of Japanese to English-speaking learners from the viewpoint of the linguistic and sociocultural content of Japanese language courses. The broad areas of sound, writing, grammar, vocabulary and discourse are surveyed from this perspective, with detailed consideration of specific topics and analysis of learner errors.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Japanese linguistic structures in the context of Japanese teaching and education.
  2. Demonstrate a high level of expertise in using appropriate reference grammars.
  3. Read and evaluate Japanese texts related to teaching Japanese as a second language.
  4. Present views individually and in groups in clear and precise terms in both spoken and written Japanese.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of socio-cultural issues relevant to Japanese language teaching and learning.

Research-Led Teaching

This course adopts many findings of the lecturer's researches on Japanese linguistics (the function of particles, tense & aspect, etc), socio-linguistics (the use of address terms, directives, etc), spoken Japanese (particle omission, subject omission, etc), as well as Japanese education (syllabus development, spokenness-reinforced approach, etc).

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Introduction, Typology, Sound-system 1 Text pages: 10-28
2 Week 2: Sound-system 2, Writing-system 1 Text pages: 28-47, Weekly Quiz
3 Week 3: Writing-system 2 Text pages: 47-63, Weekly Quiz, Video review due
4 Week 4: Vocabulary Text pages: 64-105, Weekly Quiz
5 Week 5: Grammar 1 Text pages: 106-125 (I), Weekly Quiz
6 Week 6: Grammar 2 Text pages: 106-125 (II), Weekly Quiz
7 Week 7: Grammar 3 Text pages: 125-141 (I), Weekly Quiz, Article review due
8 Week 8: Grammar 4 Text pages: 125-141 (II), Weekly Quiz
9 Week 9: Grammar 5 Text pages: 142-163 (I), Weekly Quiz
10 Week 10: Grammar 6 Text pages: 142-163 (II), Weekly Quiz
11 Week 11: Discourse 1 Text pages: 164-189 (I), Weekly Quiz
12 Week 12: Discourse 2, Summary Text pages: 164-189 (II), Weekly Quiz

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Video teaching material review 5 % 3, 5
Article Review 20 % 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Class Observation Report 20 % 1, 3, 4, 5
In-class Weekly Quizzes 25 % 1, 2, 5
Final Exam 30 % 1, 2, 5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Learning Outcomes: 3, 5

Video teaching material review

  • Each student is required to find a video clip which you would like to use in a Japanese class, and provide a review (a summary of contents, how you use it for Japanese class, etc).
  • Due by 11:55 pm Friday in Week 3.
  • Written feedback will be provided within 2 weeks after your submission.
  • Refer to Wattle for further details/instructions.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Article Review

  • Each student is required to choose an article on Japanese linguistics or Japanese applied linguistics (education) and provide a critique review of the article.
  • Due by 11:55pm Friday in Week 7.
  • Written feedback will be provided within 2-3 weeks after your submission.
  • Refer to Wattle for further details.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5

Class Observation Report

  • Each student is required to observe a tutorial in "Japanese 2: Spoken" (JPNS2003) or "Japanese 3" (JPNS2012) and write a report of your observation.
  • The report needs to be submitted within two weeks of the observation. The latest report submission is due by 11:55 pm on Friday in Week 11.
  • Written feedback will be provided within 2 weeks after the submission.
  • Refer to Wattle for detailed instructions.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5

In-class Weekly Quizzes

  • Each 5-minute long mini quizzes. It will be given at the beginning of each Monday class.
  • It covers what have been studied in the previous week.
  • Feedback will be provide within 1 week after the quiz.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5

Final Exam

  • A 2-hour long test to measure students' achievements through the learning process in the course.
  • It will cover what have been studied in the whole semester.
  • During the exam period.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

Please refer to the submission link of each assessment item on the course wattle page.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
AsPr Duck-Young Lee
02 6125 3207

Research Interests

Japanese grammar, Spoken language, Socio-linguistics, Pragmatics, Teaching methodologies of Japanese,

AsPr Duck-Young Lee

By Appointment
By Appointment
AsPr Duck-Young Lee
02 6125 3207

Research Interests

AsPr Duck-Young Lee

By Appointment
By Appointment

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